Ballinrobe History

Photo:This 1570 Derrick image shows a chieftain wearing a decorated leather jacket and hat, hose, square-toes shoes and a mantle. The kern (ceithearnach) wears a woollen jacket with a pleated skirt over a léine with full sleeves. He also wears hose and shoes. The horse boy wears linen or wool léine with full sleeves and roll collar but no hose or shoes.

This 1570 Derrick image shows a chieftain wearing a decorated leather jacket and hat, hose, square-toes shoes and a mantle. The kern (ceithearnach) wears a woollen jacket with a pleated skirt over a léine with full sleeves. He also wears hose and shoes. The horse boy wears linen or wool léine with full sleeves and roll collar but no hose or shoes.

Photo:A drawing by Albrecht Dürer in 1521 shows four men: the one on the left wears a thick, padded acton (Gaelic: cótun), worn in western Europe in the 13th-15th centuries, and still worn in Scotland and Ireland in the 16th century. The second from the left wears chain mail which has given way to plate armour in much of Europe. The man in the middle wears a mantle with a shaggy lining. The two younger men on the right wear jackets with wide sleeves. All men wear léinte (the linen shirts).

A drawing by Albrecht Dürer in 1521 shows four men: the one on the left wears a thick, padded acton (Gaelic: cótun), worn in western Europe in the 13th-15th centuries, and still worn in Scotland and Ireland in the 16th century. The second from the left wears chain mail which has given way to plate armour in much of Europe. The man in the middle wears a mantle with a shaggy lining. The two younger men on the right wear jackets with wide sleeves. All men wear léinte (the linen shirts).

Photo:Anglo Norman Garments c 11th century included leg bandages, hooded mantles, caps, tunics, kirtles with pendant sleeves, veils, wimples and  super-tunics

Anglo Norman Garments c 11th century included leg bandages, hooded mantles, caps, tunics, kirtles with pendant sleeves, veils, wimples and super-tunics

Surnames found around Ballinrobe and Co. Mayo in 1890

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Surnames that could be found around Ballinrobe and Co. Mayo in general, taken from the register of civil births index of 1890 were:

·         Walsh (Breathnach - Anglo Norman)

·         Gallagher (Galloglass Clans)

·         Kelly (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Malley/O'Malley (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Moran (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Duffy  (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         McHale (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Gibbons (Anglo Norman)

·         Joyce (Anglo Norman)

·         Connor/O'Connor (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Conway (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Higgins (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Murphy (Native to Co. Mayo)

·         Burke/Bourke (Anglo Norman)

·         Reilly/O'Reilly

·         Durkan (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Doherty (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         McHugh (natives from other parts of Ireland)

·         Sweeney (Galloglass Clans)

·         Lyons (natives from other parts of Ireland)

Other surnames found both in Ballinrobe and around Mayo include:

Ainsworth, Barrett, Bourke, Bowman, Breathnach (Walsh), Carney/Kearney, Cawley, Chambers, Coleman, Costello, Coyle, Dean, Devilly, Derrig, Devir, Diamond, Donnelly, Flynn, Garvin, Gildea, Gillard, Gilmartin, Grealish, Healy, Heneghan, Horan, Jennings, Jordan, Lardner, Lavelle, Lawless, Loftus, Lydon, Lynott, Macken, Maughan, Morley/O'Muraile, Mortimer, Moyles, Moylette, McDonnell, McEvilly, McGing, McLoughlin, McManus, McNally/Nally, McPhilbin, McTighe, Nolan, Ormsby, O'Boyle, O'Cleary, O'Donnell, O'Dowd, Padden, Price, Ruttledge, Sammon, Staunton, Sullivan, Thornton, Tierney, Waldron.

 

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